Top 10 Most Beautiful & Hottest Russian Women In 2022/2023
Top 10 Most Beautiful & Hottest Russian Women In 2022/2023. Photo: Dan Kennedy
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When it comes to Russia, we all know this country is one of the superpowers in the world. But did you know Russia is also widely famous among the top countries with the most beautiful women in the world?

These stars have built glamorous careers in modeling, acting, proving that the fashion industry is truly global and seems to know no bounds. Let’s take at this list of the 10 most beautiful and hottest Russian women in 2022/23.

List of top 10 most beautiful and hottest Russian women in 2022/23

1. Anna Kournikova

2. Irina Shayk

3. Masha Novoselova

4. Natalia Vodianova

5. Anna Selezneva

6. Daria Klyukina

7. Victoria Lopyreva

8. Valentina Zelyaeva

9. Maria Sharapova

10. Natasha Poly

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Who are the most beautiful and hottest Russian women in 2022/23?

1. Anna Kournikova

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Photo: WallpaperAccess

Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova (born 7 June 1981) is a Russian former professional tennis player and American television personality. Her appearance and celebrity status made her one of the best known tennis stars worldwide. At the peak of her fame, fans looking for images of Kournikova made her name one of the most common search strings on Google Search.

Despite never winning a singles title, she reached No. 8 in the world in 2000. She achieved greater success playing doubles, where she was at times the world No. 1 player. With Martina Hingis as her partner, she won Grand Slam titles in Australia in 1999 and 2002, and the WTA Championships in 1999 and 2000. They referred to themselves as the "Spice Girls of Tennis".

Kournikova retired from professional tennis in 2003 due to serious back and spinal problems, including a herniated disk. She lives in Miami Beach, Florida, and played in occasional exhibitions and in doubles for the St. Louis Aces of World Team Tennis before the team folded in 2011. She was a new trainer for season 12 of the television show The Biggest Loser, replacing Jillian Michaels, but did not return for season 13. In addition to her tennis and television work, Kournikova serves as a Global Ambassador for Population Services International's "Five & Alive" program, which addresses health crises facing children under the age of five and their families.

• Legacy and influence on popular culture

A variation of a White Russian made with skim milk is known as an Anna Kournikova.

A video game featuring Kournikova's licensed appearance, titled Anna Kournikova's Smash Court Tennis, was developed by Namco and released for the PlayStation in Japan and Europe in November 1998.

A computer virus named after her spread worldwide beginning on 12 February 2001 infecting computers through email in a matter of hours.

The Texas hold 'em opening hand of Ace-King is sometimes referred to as an Anna Kournikova, both for the initials on the cards and because the hand looks better than it performs.

2. Irina Shayk

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Photo: Hello Magazine

Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova (born 6 January 1986), known professionally as Irina Shayk, is a Russian model and actress who received international recognition when she appeared as the first Russian model on the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Models.com ranks her as an "Industry Icon".

Shayk was born in Yemanzhelinsk (Chelyabinsk Oblast region), Soviet Union, to a Muslim father who is half-Russian, half-Volga Tatar, Valery Shaykhlislamov, a coal miner, and a Russian Orthodox Christian mother who has converted to Islam, Olga, a kindergarten music teacher back in Russia. She has stated that she inherited her looks from her father and that people often mistake her for being South American, saying, "My father was dark skinned, because he was Tatar, sometimes Tatars can look Brazilian. I get my light eyes from my mother." She has one sibling, a sister named Tatiana Petenkova. She is also an aunt to Tatiana's three children including a niece named "Irina" after her.

Shayk started playing piano at age six. At age nine, she enrolled in a music school and studied there for seven years, both playing the piano and singing in the choir, since her mother wanted her to study music. Her father died of complications of pneumonia when she was 14, leaving her family with little money and forcing her mother to work two jobs to provide for the family.

After high school, Shayk studied marketing but later instead chose to enter a beauty school with her older sister. While there, she was noticed by a person from a local modeling agency who was struck by her beauty. She was urged to participate in the "Miss Chelyabinsk 2004" beauty contest, which she won; she described this contest as far below the standard of beauty contests one would expect in that of metropolitan European cities or in the United States.

Irina Shayk is the most beautiful, erotic and hottest model of Russia of age 28. She is the super model that gained conventional global appreciation in year 2007 when she turned out as the constrained contracted face of Intimissimi lingerie. Irina started her leading appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, hence because of her performance she became as number 1 model of her nation in year 2011. Irina is too best acknowledged in social media for her fan followings, as she was determined to be a musician however her beauty looks create her noticeable place in modelling career. Irina is most successful till date in her occupation; hence she was first model from Russia that works for magazines.

3. Masha Novoselova

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Photo: Models

Masha Novoselova (born 31 January 1985) is a Russian model. She has been compared to others such as Natasha Poly, Sasha Pivovarova, and Natalia Vodianova. After signing with Storm Model Management, she became a sought after popular model in 2007.

Masha Novoselova has modelled for many advertising campaigns of numerous brands including Victoria's Secret, Christian Dior, Chanel, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Moschino, Nina Ricci, H&M, L'Oreal, Garnier, Chloe, Dolce and Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent, Etam, Joop, Ungaro, Miss Sixty, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Sisely, Patrizia Pepe, La Perla, Swarovski, and notably alongside David Beckham in Armani's underwear campaigns. She appeared in fashion magazines around the world, including global Vogue covers and editorials in Italy, Germany, Russia, Japan, China, Brasil and Britain, and the United States. She also appeared multiple times in Numero, Amica, Grazia, Madame Figaro, Mixte, V Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, V Pulp Magazine, Elle. Her industry breakthrough was her first cover in the 2008 Numero #85 magazine shot with Greg Kadel alongside Caroline Trentini. Masha Novoselova has worked with most of fashion's sought after photographers such as Mario Testino, Terry Richardson, Greg Kadel, David Sims, Camilla Åkrans, Txema Yeste, Karl Lagerfeld, Ellen von Unwerth, Mario Sorrenti, Inez Van Lamsweerde, and Marcus Piggott. She is also a popular catwalk cast during the Fashion Weeks in Paris, New York, London, and Milan, where she has walked the shows for notable fashion houses such as Chanel, Armani, Celine, Chloe, Stella McCartney, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, DSquared2, Fendi, Isabel Marant and many more.

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4. Natalia Vodianova

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Photo: Dan Kennedy

Natalia Mikhailovna Vodianova (born 28 February 1982), nicknamed Supernova, is a Russian model and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.

In 2012, she came in third on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $8.6 million in one year. Vodianova is currently ranked by models.com as one of the New Supers in the fashion industry.

Vodianova is the founder of the Naked Heart Foundation, a philanthropic organization committed to helping children with special needs and their families.

In 2010, Vodianova was awarded by Harper's Bazaar as Inspiration of the Year. In 2014 Glamour recognized her as Woman of the Year and awarded her its The Voice for Children award.

Vodianova is a mother of 5. She is also a member of the Special Olympics International Board of Directors. In 2021, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) appointed her as a Goodwill Ambassador for the sexual and reproductive health agency.

In November 2010, Harper's Bazaar awarded Vodianova with the Inspiration of the Year Award, given in recognition of her philanthropic efforts.

In April 2013, she was honoured with the Inspiration Award at the fourth annual DVF Awards. The award is given to women "who have demonstrated leadership, strength and courage in the face of adversity, and who use their influence to effect positive change." The same year, she was also the recipient of Harper's Bazaar's Philanthropist of the Year Award.

On 10 November 2014, Vodianova was one of the honored 2014 Glamour Woman of the Year for her contribution and philanthropy as The Voice for Children. The ceremony was held at Carnegie Hall, with Arianna Huffington presenting the award to Vodianova.

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5. Anna Selezneva

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Photo: Pinterest

Anna was born in Moscow to a Russian father and an Armenian mother. She was discovered in 2007 at a McDonald's. Later that year she began her international modeling career after signing with a top agency in Paris.

At the spring 2008 Prêt-a-Porter shows in Paris, Selezneva debuted on the runways of Dries van Noten, Céline, and Akris. Then she walked for all major brands and designers, including Alexander Wang, Balmain, Chanel, Christian Dior, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Elie Saab, Emanuel Ungaro, Fendi, Giambattista Valli, Gianfranco Ferre, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Hermès, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent and many others.

Selezneva graced the covers of many international fashion magazines: Vogue Paris, Vogue Italia, Vogue Spain, Vogue Russia, Vogue Australia, Vogue Japan, Vogue China, Vogue Mexico, Vogue Thailand, Numéro, Numéro TOKYO, Allure (Russia), Harper's Bazaar (Germany, Korea), Elle (Spain, Argentina), Interview (Germany), Tatler (Russia), Magazine Antidote, MIXT(E), S Moda, V Magazine. She has also appeared in editorials in American Vogue, British Vogue, Vogue Germany, i-D, Harper's Bazaar, Muse Magazine, Self Service, The Last Magazine, Glamour (Russia), Porter Magazine.

Selezneva has appeared in advertising campaigns for Beymen Club, Blumarine, Calvin Klein Collection, Cesare Paciotti, Emporio Armani, Fay, Guerlain «Aqua Allegoria» fragrance, Hogan, Hunkydory, John Galliano (eyewear), Joop! Jeans, Juicy Couture, Mango, Marc O'Polo, Massimo Dutti, Moussy, Phi, Pierre Balmain, Pinko, Ralph Lauren, Replay, Santa Lolla, Santoni, System, Tory Burch, Trussardi, Vera Wang «Look» fragrance, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent «Elle Shocking» fragrance.

Vogue Paris declared Selezneva one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. She is currently ranked as one of the Money Girls by models.com.

Selezneva has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and plans to further her studies when her modeling career slows down.

6. Daria Klyukina

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Photo: Pinterest

Actually, without her Daria Klyukina, this list of the sexiest Russian models is incomplete. She is famous for her pinkish cheeks, beautiful hair, and juicy lips. She is another one of the 25 years old young hottest Russian models of the current time 2022.

Daria Klyukina was born on 9 January 1994 in Karpinski of Russia. She has been the winner of the show “Bachelor” Egor Kreed. She is a stylish as well as hot Russian woman with a bright future in modeling.

Daria Klyukina says that her ideal man - certainly kind, condescending, attentive and cheerful. Beauty and wealth are not necessary, because for the sake of happiness she does not need millions, yachts and villas. But the mind is indispensable. In an interview she stated directly that she considers the mind to be the sexiest component of the personality of a future husband.

In her spare time, Klyukina listens to music and sings, loves sports, eats seafood and Ukrainian borsch, which cooks well. Daria calls addiction to hookah her bad habit. And the girl is afraid of heights and public appearances.

After the show "Bachelor" Dasha renewed the relationship with ex-boyfriend, and for a while they lived together. Daria Klyukina understood that feelings were alive, after an emotional shake-up on "Bachelor". But less than a year after leaving the project, Daria told the press that her heart was free.

After leaving the project, Daria Klyukina received an invitation from the capital's producers for the casting of the series, which was shot by TNT. Daria Klyukina appeared in one series of the comedy project "Street". This is a series about the inhabitants of the outskirts of the metropolis.

7. Victoria Lopyreva

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Victoria Petrovna Lopyreva (born 26 July 1983) is a Russian television presenter, actress, model, blogger, and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Russia 2003. She was an official ambassador of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.

As a model, Lopyreva has appeared in magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Gala, Future Television, L'Officiel, Beauty, Beauty Unlimited, NRG, OK!, and HELLO!. She also was a director of the Miss Russia pageant for a period of time. In 2006, Lopyreva hosted the Miss Europe pageant held in Ukraine. In 2008, she took part in the Russian version of Survivor, Last Hero. Lopyreva was an ambassador of the FIFA World Cup 2018. She participated in events of the FIFA World Cup in Russia, to promote the image and tradition of Rostov-on-Don and all of Russia, to talk about the goals and objectives of the championship, and to take part in promoting the ideas of sport and a healthy lifestyle.

Victoria Lopyreva (Russian: Виктория Лопырёва) was born in Rostov-on-Don, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union 28 July 1983. Apart from attending the school, as a child, Victoria also studied music, piano department. She then entered Rostov State University of Economics and graduated with a degree in business administration. Victoria spent her childhood and youth in Rostov-on-Don.

As a teenager she received many offers from modelling agencies, but refused all of them. Her career as a model started in a modelling agency "Image – Elite" in 1999, which happened to be the same year she won "Model of Don awards", followed by "Rostov Beauty Awards" in 2001. Victoria was awarded as the best model of the "Golden Lighting Fest" (chairman – V. Yudashkin) in 2001. Since that time her professional career was marked by a rapid development. In 2002, she won the "Donbass_Open fest", in 2003 – "Miss Russia Awards" and moved to Moscow. In 2006, Victoria started working in the Central Television.

Model career

• Finalist of "Elite Model Look Awards" – 1999

• Award winner of "Super Model of the World" – 2000

• Model of Don – 2001

• Best Model of the South of Russia – 2001

• Miss Russian Photo – 2001

• The Face of the Year – 2001

• The Furor of the Year – 2001

• Rostov Beauty – 2001

• Donbass Open – 2002

• Miss Russia – 2003

Victoria worked as a model with such famous periodicals as Cosmopolitan, Maxim, Gala, Future TV, L’Oficiel, Beauty, Beauty Unlimited, NRG, OK!, HELLO!. In 2005–2006, she was the CEO of the "Miss Russia Awards".

8. Valentina Zelyaeva

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Photo: Uno Models

Valentina Zelyaeva (Russian: Валентина Зеляева; born October 11, 1982 in Ulan-Ude, Soviet Union) is a Russian model.Valentina has been featured in print advertisements for Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren, with whom she signed a seven-year deal, appearing in several high-profile campaigns for the designer. In addition to her Vogue covers, she has appeared on the covers of Elle, Harper's Bazaar, W, and Glamour, among others. Her runway credits include Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Lanvin, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Gucci and Valentino.On the controversial issue of banning underweight models from Milan Fashion Week, she said, "I think it's discrimination. We are skinny, this is our work. There are lots of overweight people working in offices but I'm not going to say, 'This girl is fat, she can't work in an office'."Currently lives in New York.

Valentina Zelyaeva is best known for her stunning appearance and charming personality. Additionally, she is one of Russia’s hottest and Hottest female models and celebrities. She has collaborated with a variety of international fashion publications. Additionally, she is a well-known television personality. She is well-known for her elegant demeanor and dedication as a model. Valentina is Ralph Lauren’s appearance and one of the most popular and hottest Russian models.

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9. Maria Sharapova

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Photo: Self

Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (born 19 April 1987) is a Russian former world No. 1 tennis player. Although she played under the banner of Russia with the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), she has lived in and been a United States permanent resident since 1994. Sharapova competed on the WTA Tour from 2001 to 2020 and had been ranked world No. 1 in singles by the WTA on five separate occasions, for a total of 21 weeks. She is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam. She is also an Olympic medalist, having won a silver medal in women's singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Sharapova became the world No. 1 for the first time on 22 August 2005, at the age of 18, becoming the first Russian female tennis player to top the singles rankings, and last held the ranking for a fifth time for four weeks from 11 June 2012, to 8 July 2012. She won five Grand Slam titles — two at the French Open and one each at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open, winning 36 titles in total, including the year-ending WTA Finals in her debut in 2004. She also won three doubles titles.

Sharapova has been featured in a number of modeling assignments, including a feature in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has appeared in many advertisements, including those for Nike, Prince, and Canon, and has been the face of several fashion houses, most notably Cole Haan. Since February 2007, she has been a United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador, concerned specifically with the Chernobyl Recovery and Development Programme. In June 2011, she was named one of the "30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future" by Time and in March 2012 was named one of the "100 Greatest of All Time" by Tennis Channel. According to Forbes, she has been named highest-paid female athlete in the world for 11 consecutive years and earned US$285 million (including prize money) since she turned pro in 2001. In 2018, she launched a new program to mentor women entrepreneurs.

In March 2016, Sharapova revealed she had failed a drug test at the 2016 Australian Open. She had tested positive for meldonium, a substance that had been banned (effective January 1, 2016) by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). On 8 June 2016, she was suspended from playing tennis for two years by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). On 4 October 2016, the suspension was reduced to 15 months, starting from the date of the failed test, as the Court of Arbitration for Sports found that she had committed "no significant fault" and that she had taken the substance "based on a doctor's recommendation… with good faith belief that it was appropriate and compliant with the relevant rules". She returned to the WTA Tour on 26 April 2017 at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.

10. Natasha Poly

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Photo: Fashionotography

Natalia Sergeevna Polevshchikova ( born 12 July 1985), known professionally as Natasha Poly, is a Russian supermodel. Since 2004, Poly has appeared in prominent high-fashion advertisement campaigns, magazine covers and on runways. Poly established herself as one of the most "in-demand models" of the mid and late 2000s, with Vogue Paris declaring her as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. She has a total of 61 Vogue Covers.

Since her breakout year in 2004, Poly has appeared in many advertisement campaigns, including Gucci, Prada, Versace, Lanvin, Calvin Klein Jeans, Givenchy, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Roberto Cavalli, Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Balmain, Dsquared2, Sonia Rykiel, Nine West, Proenza Schouler, H&M, Printemps, Blumarine, Thierry Mugler, Kurt Geiger, Jil Sander, Nina Ricci, Isabel Marant, Missoni, Neiman Marcus, L'Oréal Paris, Jimmy Choo, MaxMara, Alberta Ferretti, JOOP!, PHI, Juicy Couture, La Perla, FRAME Denim, Versace Sports Line, Emilio Pucci and Dolce & Gabbana. Poly has walked the runway for designers such as Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Miu Miu, Gucci, Prada, Versace and Victoria's Secret.

Three fashion magazines has dedicated their entire issue to her, a very very rare feat for models. These are: Vogue Russia(July 2008), MUSE Magazine (Natasha Obsessed Issue - Fall 2009) and Vogue Espana(November 2011).

Poly has walked for the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show twice, in 2005 and 2006. In 2008 alone, she appeared in seven advertisement campaigns through the fall/winter 2008–09 season for Nina Ricci, Jil Sander, Blumarine, Balmain, H&M, Tse and Givenchy and opened numerous runway shows in the spring/summer 2009 season. Poly has endorsed and appeared in advertisements for fragrances including Givenchy's Ange ou Demon, Gucci by Gucci Fragrance, and Jimmy Choo Flash.

Poly was one of the faces to headline one of the fourteen covers of V magazine's September 2008 issue. Each cover featured a head shot of a famous model, either from the new crop of leading models (Agyness Deyn, Lara Stone, Anja Rubik, Daria Werbowy, Masha Novoselova etc.) or the supermodel era (Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova), it was lensed by duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. In July 2008, Russian Vogue dedicated the issue to Poly and in August 2008, March 2009 she appeared on the cover of the same magazine. Also she was touted by American Vogue in 2009 as one of the faces of the moment. She has also appeared on the covers of Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, Brazilian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, American, German, Australian, Italian and French Vogue. Poly has appeared in editorials for Russian, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, and American Vogue as well as covers for Numero, I-D Magazine, V, W, Interview, MUSE and Harper's Bazaar (Russia, China, Spain, Korea, Greece).

Poly was placed 1st on Fashion Television's First Face countdown three times consecutively (Spring 2008, Fall 2008 and Spring 2009). She was also placed 7th (Spring 2007), 4th (Fall 2009 and Spring 2010) and 5th (Fall 2010). First Face countdown displays the models with the most number of shows opened during a season.

Vogue Paris declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. Poly is featured in the 2011 Pirelli Calendar photographed by Karl Lagerfeld. She also featured in the 2012 Pirelli Calendar photographed by Mario Sorrenti. In 2012, Poly signed a contract with L'Oreal Paris and is one of the Beauty Ambassadors for the brand.

Poly was part of the Versace Spring/Summer 2016 Campaign, alongside Gigi Hadid and Raquel Zimmermann, shot by Steven Klein. She also appeared in a commercial for Mercedes-Benz, captured by Jeff Mark, entitled 'Obsession with an Icon’, Natasha fronted in a blue latex clad to the Mercedes-Benz SL car. She also became the face for Kurt Geiger's Fall/Winter 2016 Campaign. In 2017, Poly became one of the front faces and muse in Olivier Rousteing's Balmain for the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter 2017 Campaign. Poly also returned for Dsquared2 in their campaign for F/W 17 co starring other models such as Joan Smalls and Sasha Pivovarova. She became David Koma's muse for Thierry Mugler Fall/Winter 2017 Campaign.

She is considered one of the "New Supers" by Models.com and has been featured on 56 different Vogue covers as of November 2017.